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Wimereux Communal Cemetery

Military cemetery (WIMEREUX)

In Wimereux Cemetery, among the graves of the 3,000 soldiers and nurses who died in the British Army field hospitals, lies the final resting place of Lt-Col John McCrae. A Canadian doctor, McCrae was the author of the famous poem 'In Flanders Fields' which he dedicated to those who fell in the Great War. The subsequent popularity of his poem contributed greatly to the poppy being chosen as a symbol of remembrance: 'In Flanders fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row.'